Valerie Khoo

Valerie Khoo

  • Artist’s Statement

    I paint original large scale floral artworks, I love the momentum in each of the petals and love to capture each bloom with all its curves and fullness, the energy of a flower has unfolded and is now truly free to become what it was meant to be.

    The process of creation is a deeply immersive experience for me. I get lost in all shapes and colours and eventually emerge from the creative process when the bloom is complete. I create using either acrylic or oil paints and love the magical alchemy of colour on colour. I love to paint the microcosms of nature at a macro size, creating images that are surprising, beautiful and unpredictable.

    Solo Exhibtion: A Wealth of Blooms
    Exhibition: 16 January - 15 February 2022

    About the exhibition

    A Wealth of Blooms is a celebration of colour, flowers, and the richness of life. This series of artwork captures large scale floral blooms in their prime when they are at their full potential, bursting with life and energy.

    Artist Valerie Khoo says: "This body of work reflects that stage of life I find myself in, along with many of my peers. They have gone beyond their tentative bud-like stages and have had the courage to go through a process of becoming. They're now allowing themselves to enjoy life in all its fullness – unshackled, unfurled and unafraid to be who they really are.

    "I love the momentum in each of the petals and love to capture each bloom with all its curves and fullness, the energy of a flower that has unfolded and is now truly free to become what it was meant to be.

    "The process of creating is a deeply immersive experience for me. I get lost in all shapes and colours and eventually emerge from the creative process when the bloom is complete. I create using either acrylics or oils and love the magical alchemy of colour on colour. I love to paint the microcosms of nature at a macro size, creating images that are surprising and unpredictable."

  • Biography



    Valerie Khoo is an artist, printmaker and curator.

    She is passionate about the world of creativity and is committed to empowering other artists and writers to tap into their own creative talents.

    As an artist, she creates originals and limited edition prints that are sold within Australia and around the world.

    A finalist in several art prizes, her art can also be found in private collections and commercial premises in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Singapore and USA.

    With a Diploma of Surface Design, Valerie was co-founder and designer of a fashion and homewares label which had stores in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall and Singapore. She is former deputy editor at CLEO magazine.

    Valerie is currently the City of Sydney’s Curator of the Sydney Lunar Festival for 2019 to 2021 and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre.

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Dragonflies
40.5 x 57cm Acrylic on artisan wood panel Sold

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Magnificence
40.5 x 57cm Acrylic on artisan wood panel Sold

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Connection
50 x 50cm Acrylic on artisan wood panel Sold

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Metamophorsis
50 x 50cm Acrylic on artisan wood panel Sold

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Feed your soul
27 x 37cm Acrylic on artisan wood panel Sold

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Songbird
27 x 37cm Acrylic on artisan wood panel Sold

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Explore
27 x 37cm Acrylic on artisan wood panel Sold

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Solo Adventure
27 x 37cm Acrylic on artisan wood panel Sold

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Zen Meditation
27 x 37cm Acrylic on artisan wood panel Sold

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A Wealth of Roses
101 x 152 x 4 cm Acrylic on canvas $3,950.00

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Rebirth Lily series 1
30.5 x 30.5 x 4 cm Oil on wood panel $215.00

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Peony Riches
76 x 102 x 4 cm Oil on canvas $2,350.00

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Blushing Rose
76 x 76 x 4 cm Acrylic on canvas $1,490.00

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Brilliance Unfurled
76 x 61 x 4 cm Oil on canvas $950.00

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Hidden Fortune
61 x 61 x 4 cm Oil on canvas $750.00

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On a Morning Rose
46 x 46 x 4 cm Acrylic on canvas $480.00

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Luxuriance
61 x 61 x 4 cm Oil on canvas $850.00

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Opulence
101 x 76 x 4 cm Oil on canvas $1,680.00

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Peony Jewel
61 x 61 x 4 cm Oil on canvas $850.00

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Peony Treasure
61 x 61 x 4 cm Oil on canvas Sold

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Radiant Tulip
101 x 101 x 4 cm Acrylic on canvas Sold

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Rebirth Lily series 2
30.5 x 30.5 x 4 cm Oil on wood panel $215.00

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Rebirth Lily series 3
30.5 x 30.5 x 4 cm Oil on wood panel $215.00

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Rebirth Lily series -SET OF 3
30.5 x 30.5 x 4 cm Oil on wood panel $550.00

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Sumptuous Bloom
61 x 61 x 4 cm Oil on canvas Sold

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To be Wild and Perfect for a Moment
76 x 76 x 4 cm Oil and acrylic on canvas Sold

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Awaiting Her That Day
30 x 30 x 4 cm Oil on canvas Sold

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To Meet a Flower
30 x 30 x 4 cm Oil on canvas Sold

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The Tulips Are Too Excitable
101 x 101 x 4 cm Acrylic on canvas $3,850.00

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Beauty's Bloom
76 x 76 x 4 cm Acrylic on canvas $1,390.00